How the Turkish Cypriot and Turkish press cover the first round of the presidential elections in the Republic of Cyprus
The majority of the Turkish Cypriot daily newspapers of today (18.02.13) publish on their front pages the results of the first round of the presidential elections held yesterday in the Republic of Cyprus. The papers refer to the issue under the following titles:
Kibris: “The expected result” and “Anastasiades, who could not win in the first round, will compete with Malas in the second round”.

Havadis: “The second round on 24 February”. On its front page, the paper refers to the percentages secured by the three main candidates in the elections.

Star Kibris: “Fatal day for Cyprus”. The paper uses this title referring to both the presidential elections in the Republic of Cyprus and the second round for the election of the leader of the National Unity Party (UBP), which will be held on the same day.

Haberdar: “Critical Sunday”. The paper also refers to the two above-mentioned events that will happen on the same day.

Ortam: “Second round”. The paper writes that the elections will significantly influence the Cyprus problem during the forthcoming period.

Vatan: “A second round came out of the ballot box”. The paper publishes on its front page the percentages received by all eleven candidates and the pictures of the two candidates who will compete in the second round.

Volkan: “The second round on 24 February”.

Kibrisli: “The neighbors remained to the second round”. The paper refers also to UBP’s congress, which it said, will prevail in the agenda in the occupied area of Cyprus.
Halkin Sesi: “They remained to the second round”.

Afrika: “Anastasiades and Malas remained to the second round”. The paper argues that “Anastasiades could not achieve the result he was hoping in the first round”.

Gunes and Bakis do not refer to the elections. 

CNA

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